Ride out storms with Eton ZoneGuard radio, solar boomboxes
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LAS VEGAS–If you’re stocking up on gear to prepare for the next major hurricane, Eton has unveiled some handy gear for when the power fails.
The ZoneGuard is an emergency clock radio that combines an AM/FM radio and NOAA weather alerts.
It also has SAME (specific area message encoding) technology to broadcast automatic weather alerts, as well as LEDs that flash three colors depending on the severity of the warning.
Developed in partnership with the American Red Cross, ZoneGuard also has optional wireless speakers that you can put in different rooms when you’re away from the unit.
It can run off an AC adapter or AAA batteries, and debuts in the first quarter of 2013 starting at $39.99.
Eton also took the wraps off solar-powered batteries and speakers for use out in the sun or when the power’s out.
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